In 2018, 4.7% of males and 5.3% of females had a stomach illness that started in the past 2 weeks.
Among children and adolescents aged 0–17 years, no difference was observed in the percentage of males and females who had a stomach illness that started in the past 2 weeks. However, among adults, women were more likely to have had a stomach illness than men.
This held for those aged 18–64 years (5.3% of women compared with 4.5% of men) and those aged 65 years or older (5.8% versus 4.2%).
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2018 data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.